Sunday, June 3rd Induction Ceremony

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The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame 2nd Annual Induction Ceremony

The Main Event. A chance to sit among legends and honor them for their incredible achievements. In June 2018 we welcome 25 more inductees into the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame.

A Collision of The Greats

Join us as we honor boxers, promoters, officials, and more from Atlantic City and all over the world. Tickets are on sale now.

Sunday's Induction Ceremony

A Storied History

In 2018 we turn our heads to these incredible men and women – all with their own unique background.

Jersey Joe Walcott won a heavyweight crown at age 37. Ray Mercer lost by the skin of his teeth to 2017 inductee Larry Holmes. Two 20178 inductees – Hector Camacho and Vinny Paz – fought once, then fought again in a brutal grudge match.

These inductees directed the Atlantic City Boxing narrative beautifully and brutally. Their tenacity, strength, and commitment to the sport is unmatched, so they are legends to the ACBHOF.

Saturday, June 2nd Fight Fan Experience

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More of  a Great Thing

We’ve heard what the fans have had to say, and after a long debate, the Atlantic City Boxing Hall Fight Fan Experience is back by popular demand.

In Store at Our Second Celebration

Get your tickets now to join in on the fun at the 2nd Annual Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame Celebration Weekend.

Saturday's Fight Fan Experience

If you missed last year’s event, you won’t want to miss this one. Explore the exhibits and meet legendary boxing stars. Expand your memorabilia collection with the best-in-class vendors. Eat, win, and enjoy. Make new memories in a highly festive and interactive sporting entertainment environment!

Friday, June 1st VIP Reception

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A Night to Remember

With the 2nd Annual Induction Weekend fast approaching, the time has come to reveal all we have planned.

Art, Music, and the Greatest Sport Ever

From 5PM to 8PM on June 1st, we get the chance to combine a few of our favorite things into one glorious Night to Remember. Come experience and witness for the first time in Atlantic City Boxing History the grand premiere of our Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame Pop-Up Experience.

Friday's VIP Reception

Spend an evening behind the veil of the Future ACBHOF Live Attraction inclusive of music, food, art, and high energy programming! This will be a cornerstone moment that will establish ACBHOF in your hearts and minds forever! We invite you to be a part of the historic event with us!

ACBHOF 2018 Induction Weekend

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The Historic Boxing Weekend Is Closer Than You Think

As of yesterday, things started getting very exciting at the ACBHOF. Tickets and hotel packages are now on sale, meaning the Annual Induction Weekend is now only months away.

Looking Forward to June

June 1st, 2nd, and 3rd are gearing up to be packed to the brim.

ACBHOF 2018 Induction Weekend

The Opening Bell Meet and Greet, Fight Fan Experience, and Fight Night are on the card for that weekend, and we hope you can join us too.

ACBHOF Wishes Happy Birthday to “Prince” Naseem Hamed

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Written by Rob Scott

Celebrating Boxing Royalty

The Atlantic City Boxing Hall Of Fame sends out a happy birthday greeting to the man that they call “Prince.”

A Personality That Packs a Punch

Whether you loved him and his brand of boxing or not, from 1992-2002,  Naseem Hamed definitely left an indelible impression on all that viewed his fights. Nas brought huge doses of power, excitement, and definite entertainment.

From his over-the-top ring entrances, to the sheer bravado of his interviews, all the way to his often fight ending power, Hamed indeed made his mark. With an overall record of 36-1 (31KOs), the Sheffield, England native conquered the world, capturing every championship the featherweight division offered.

The Showman Makes an Appearance in AC

Having fought all over the world, like so many before him, it was only a matter of time before he made an appearance in an Atlantic City boxing ring. Halloween 1998 was his first and only AC bout, when he battled tough and capable former world champion, Wayne McCullough, to a 12 round unanimous decision. The fans expected a knockout, and it wasn’t an easy win, but they all experienced a show…as only Hamed could give.

Happy 44th birthday “Prince” Naseem Hamed from the Atlantic City Boxing Hall Of Fame.

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This Day in Atlantic City Boxing History – Ray Mercer vs. Larry Holmes

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Written by Rob Scott

When Future Inductees Intersect

Atlantic City — February 7, 1992 — On this day, Bob Arum’s, Top Rank, Inc., brought to Atlantic City’s Convention Center, “The Last Stand: Power vs. Pride” – Ray Mercer vs. Larry Holmes.

Up Against the Odds

A capacity crowd filled the arena on this evening to witness Larry Holmes, a former heavyweight champion of the world who held on to that title for an impressive 7 1/2 years, attempt to beat the odds by beating the undefeated, hard-hitting and twelve years younger 1988 Olympic Gold Medalist, “Merciless” Ray Mercer.

Mercer vs. Holmes

Mercer, a former WBO Heavyweight Champion, was coming off of a crushing 5th round KO victory over Tommy Morrison in the very same AC ring just over 3 1/2 months earlier.

The 42-year-old, Holmes, was riding off of a five victory win streak, but last stepped into the ring against top opposition about four years earlier, a 4th round KO loss to then Undisputed Heavyweight Champion, Mike Tyson.

Swinging Towards the Unexpected

Not needing to teach the old dog new tricks, Holmes, in fact, became the teacher on this night, outsmarting Mercer who was installed as a 4-1 favorite to send Holmes into permanent retirement.

After getting rocked in the first round, Holmes regained his faculties and began to land more frequently, and at times, played with his younger opponent. He talked to Mercer and the crowd, particularly in the 6th when he shouted: “I’m not Tommy Morrison.”

In the first moments of the 7th round, a frustrated Mercer landed an elbow to the head of Holmes, but the veteran kept his composure and fought back, landing 40 punches to Mercer’s 17 in that round.

Looking more tired than his older opponent, Mercer still was dangerous though, landing periodic shots, but not enough to outwork and outpoint the old warhorse

The Final Bell

When the final bell rang and the scores were read, Holmes was declared the winner by unanimous decision with scores of 117–112, 117–111 and 115–113. Contrary to when he entered the ring, Holmes received roaring cheers as the Atlantic City crowd and those watching on pay-per-view appreciated the effort put in on this night by the man known as the “Easton Assasin.”

Larry Holmes was voted into the Atlantic City Boxing Hall Of Fame in its inaugural class in 2017 along with referee, Steve Smoger, and NJ State Athletic Control Board Commissioner, Larry Hazzard. This year’s class will see, promoter, Bob Arum and Ray Mercer enter the ACBHOF’s 2018 class.

Catch a Glimpse of History

All these men have made boxing history; On this night in 1992 – All had made Atlantic City Boxing History.

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Class of 2018 ACBHOF Inductee: Bob Arum

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Written by Rob Scott
Photographs by Rob Scott

An Exceptional Man

Atlantic City — On June 1st – 3rd, 2018, the Atlantic City Boxing Hall Of Fame will hold it’s 2nd Annual Induction Ceremony and Celebration Weekend. The continued theme remains – Honoring those that have played a part in making Atlantic City a boxing Capital.

Last year’s list of inductees was an impressive and deserving group, with names like Mike Tyson, Don King, Michael Spinks, Arturo Gatti, Matthew Saad Muhammad, Larry Holmes, and so many others making up an incredible list of Hall of Fame entrants. The momentum continues with a 2018 class which contain a sensational list of dignitaries that could have easily made the inaugural ballot.

From Promoter to Boxing Fixture

Famed Promoter, Bob Arum, is one of those 2018 entrants that will be enshrined and acknowledged for the exceptional work he has done in Atlantic City.

Bob Arum

Fifty-two years is indeed a long time to be at or near the top of anything. Since making his boxing promotional debut in 1966, Bob Arum has unquestionably been a fixture in the sport. Within these years, Arum has promoted some of the greatest matches to ever take place, with many being in an Atlantic City boxing ring.

Collecting Iconic Moments

A who’s who of boxing greats have also competed under Arum’s, Top Rank, Inc., banner. From his very first venture into boxing promotions, Muhammad Ali vs. George Chuvalo, Arum has promoted names of greats like “Sugar” Ray Leonard, “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler, George Foreman, Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, Miguel Cotto, Floyd Mayweather and the list goes on.

With a current roster of fighters like 2017 BWAA and Ring Magazine fighter of the year, Vasily Lomachenko, and Terrence Crawford, whose himself is at the top of countless Pound-for-pound lists, Arum is proving he still packs a promotional punch.

The numbers don’t lie; With over 1500 fight cards in 22 countries, Bob Arum has promoted over 9000 bouts. With numbers like these, it’s no surprise that he has been inducted into every boxing Hall of Fame there is. Now… he will be in the Atlantic City Boxing Hall Of Fame.

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This Day in Atlantic City Boxing History – Hector Camacho vs. Vinny Pazienza

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The Camacho vs. Pazienza Grudge Match

Atlantic City — February 3, 1990 — On this day, Kathy Duva’s Main Events Inc., along with Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, brought us “Put Up Or Shut Up” – Hector “Macho Man” Camacho vs. Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza for the WBO World Jr. Welterweight Championship.

Atlantic City’s old Convention Center played host to this grudge match, which turned out to be a very good fight.

The Current and Former Champions Battle It Out

The three-time world champion, Camacho, who sported a 38-0 (17KOs) record at the time, was making the first defense of his WBO 140lb crown. Pazienza, a former IBF world lightweight champion himself, came into the ring on this night with a record of 28-3 (23KOs).

Camacho vs. Paz

Tempers and tensions flared as both fighters came in determined to get the win on this night, but it was Camacho who showed poise and fluidity, counter punching and outboxing the aggressive Pazienza over the long haul.

Multiple cuts to Pazienza’s face, particularly a gash over his left eye in the tenth, helped hampered his performance, causing frustration and an eventual eleventh round point deduction from the referee, Tony Perez.

Let the Best Boxer Win

Camacho walked away with the twelve round unanimous decision win by scores of 116-117, 112-115 and 109-119.

Also on the card, Pernell “SweetPea” Whitaker successfully defended his IBF/WBC Lightweight titles with a twelve round unanimous decision over Freddie Pendleton. The Norfolk, Va native won by scores of 116-112 twice and 117-113.

Michael Moorer successfully made the seventh defense of his WBO Light heavyweight championship when he stopped Marcellus Allen after the ninth round. Marcellus never answered the bell for the tenth round.

Another Fight Night in the AC Books

All-in-all it was a great night of fights and a great addition to the Atlantic City record books.

Happy Birthday to 2018 ACBHOF Inductee – Jersey Joe Walcott

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One of the Greatest for the Longest

Jersey Joe Walcott’s significant contribution to the sport of boxing has led his name to be a welcome and deserved addition, along side other greats, into the Atlantic City Boxing Hall Of Fame class of  2018.

Jersey Joe Walcott 1937

Jersey Joe Walcott – 1937


A Heavyweight Record

Jersey Joe held the heavyweight championship from 1951-1952. At age 37, Walcott won the crown with an spectacular left hook, defeating former champion, Ezzard Charles, by 7th round Knockout.

Being the oldest man to win the heavyweight championship in history at the time, George Foreman now being the oldest at 45 years old, Walcott eventually lost the title to Rocky Marciano and later their subsequent rematch.

Finishing Strong

He went on to finish his career with a record of 51-18-2 (32 KOs) at the age of thirty-nine.

Walcott had strong ties to the State of New Jersey. He was born in 1914 in Pennsauken and made residence in Camden. In his career, he twice fought in an Atlantic City boxing ring. After his in-ring boxing career ended, he went on to serve as the very first African American Sheriff in Camden County. He also served as the Chairman of the New Jersey State Athletic Commission for nine years until he reached the mandatory retirement age of 70. He passed away in 1994 at the age of 80.

Happy Birthday, Jersey Joe!

Happy Birthday  to Mr. Arnold Raymond Cream, better known to the world as Jersey Joe Walcott.

Taking on Ezzard Charles

Jersey Joe vs. Ezzard Charles
Forbes Field
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
July 18, 1951

This Day in Atlantic City Boxing History – Diego Corrales Makes His Only Appearance in an AC Boxing Ring.

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Written by Rob Scott
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Five Bout Card Featuring the Return of Corrales

Atlantic City –  January 25, 2003 –  On this date Gary Shaw Productions, along with Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino and Showtime television, brought to Atlantic City a five bout card headlined by Sharmba Mitchell vs. Carlos Wilfredo Vilches, but also featured the return of the blood and guts warrior, Diego “Chico” Corrales.


A Long-Awaited Reappearance

Corrales, 33-1 (27KOs), took on Michael Davis, 23-13 (9KOs), in what was his first appearance in a boxing ring in just over two years. It was also his very first bout since his heart breaking tenth round TKO loss to Floyd Mayweather in 2001.

Back in a Major Way

Overcoming in and out of ring setbacks, Corrales got right back in the ring and scored an exciting fifth round TKO for the people watching live in the Ballys Ballroom, as well as the Showtime viewing audience.

The main event for the evening saw Sharmba Mitchell, 50-3 (28KOs), make quick work of Carlos Wilfredo Vilches, 38-2-2 (24KOs), scoring a second round TKO in a bout that was scheduled for twelve. The bout was an IBF eliminator to determine the #2 contender for their 140lb belt.

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